Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. xii.
Contributed by: Zaady
The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things-the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit,and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
There are charms made only for distant admiration.
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
Source: Anecdotes of Johnson by Hannah More
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
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